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English verb: analyze

1. analyze (cognition) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning


SamplesAnalyze a sonnet by Shakespeare.
Analyze the evidence in a criminal trial.
Analyze your real motives.


ExamplesSam and Sue analyze the movie


Synonymsanalyse, canvas, canvass, examine, study


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)anatomize, appraise, assay, audit, check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, compare, consider, diagnose, diagnose, follow, go over, inspect, investigate, look at, look into, look into, name, reexamine, review, screen, scrutinise, scrutinize, sieve, sift, survey, survey, suss out, trace, view

2. analyze (cognition) make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features


SamplesAnalyze a specimen.
Analyze a sentence.
Analyze a chemical compound.


Synonymsanalyse, break down, dissect, take apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)botanise, botanize, parse


Antonymssynthesise, synthesize

3. analyze (cognition) break down into components or essential features


SamplesAnalyze today's financial market.


Synonymsanalyse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)factor analyse, factor analyze

4. analyze (cognition) subject to psychoanalytic treatment


SamplesI was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist.


Synonymsanalyse, psychoanalyse, psychoanalyze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology









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